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Sacred Eels of Waai

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Village of Waai, Ambon, Indonesia
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Sacred Eels of Waai

This was a very cool, unique, and memorable experience. I am glad I did it. You can pet the eels... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Rebecca R
Expensive

Its too expensive for just seeing eels, and need 100 thousand rupiahs. It should be need... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Adi P
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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  • Poor6%
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“eggs” (12 reviews)
“river” (3 reviews)
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Village of Waai, Ambon, Indonesia
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This was a very cool, unique, and memorable experience. I am glad I did it. You can pet the eels and they are slimy. Once the Eel Caller summons them, they swim all around you, going between your legs without hesitation. I like eels and...More

Thank Rebecca R
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Its too expensive for just seeing eels, and need 100 thousand rupiahs. It should be need information posted about the normal price should be paid by tourist. Other than the price, everything is ok.

Thank Adi P
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

It is one of the tourist attractions of this area of Ambon. There are several eels. There is no entrance fee, but you should give a small compensation to the young man who are feeding the eels with eggs so the tourist can watch them....More

Thank normandic
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Not worth it. Too expensive. There is a small pond in front of the village where there is 1 giant eel swimming around. Seeing that 1 eel is enough for me and it's free.

Thank Alia H
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Morea is kind of fresh water murray. They actually live between river and sea if they are survive in the sea they will become murray. Its located about 1 hours from Airport you can taste Rujak natsepa before coming here. Their Eels live with playing...More

Thank Mahdi S
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

It's a bit out of the way, but in a nice setting. Be ready to dish out a few Rupiah to buy some eggs to entice the eels to come out!

Thank sirahmat
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Friendly people and interessting to see the Eels.Kind people of the village organized motobikes to bring us to the hotwatersprings.

Thank merah120
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

In Waai there is one family taking care of the more than 100 sacred eels. There are 2 family members who actually hand feed them with eggs. As tourist you can do this together lifting these monstrous animals which are the slimiest animals i have...More

Thank zipzie
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

One of the famous sites in Ambon, which has been totally ruined by the government. The pool lacks all authenticity because of the concrete walls and seating, which are also poorly maintained. The eels itself are a great sight. Other less known villages also have...More

Thank Eric T
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Step into the fresh water and see how the eels come out when Mr Minggus stepped in with an egg on his hands. Eels starts to swim out and interact. You are able to touch and carry the eels. they are friendly to humans. Along...More

Thank earlnorz
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